‘Big Tissue and Society’

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Big Tissue and Society

‘Big Tissue’ - the promise and achievement of significant upscale in tissue engineering and biofabrication – is a coming force in biomedicine. This project contends that Big Tissue represents both a quantitative change (more tissue) and a qualitative change (novel socio-material relationships, politics, and ethics) that require urgent attention as they come into being. The project will conduct interview, documentary, and observational analysis of four case-studies of fields seeking to produce industrial quantities of tissue for diverse uses: blood, meat, skin, and biofabricated animal products. It will assess the social, material, and economic context of Big Tissue today and define the agenda for social science analysis of Big Tissue going forward.
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  • HM Sociology